Best Volunteer Abroad Programs For College Student

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December 28, 2023 | Volunteer Programs

Thousands of students worldwide take the altruistic path of traveling abroad each year to engage in meaningful philanthropic projects.

At Volunteering Journeys, we offer a diverse range of affordable and distinctive volunteer programs crafted specifically for college students. Our programs allow participants to travel, explore, and volunteer, ensuring a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We collaborate with trusted partner organizations worldwide, valuing and recognizing the contribution of each volunteer.

Our network extends beyond geographical boundaries, connecting individuals with shared values and aspirations. Volunteers not only contribute to local initiatives but also form lasting connections with like-minded individuals, creating a global community of change-makers.

As a college student, you have a myriad of options to choose from. What matters most is selecting a program that aligns with your goals, allowing you to contribute effectively and gain valuable life experiences.

Simplify your decision-making process by exploring the volunteering projects tailored for college students. Scroll down and discover the opportunities that await you:

Wildlife Volunteer Abroad


Animal and Wildlife Programs

Volunteer in our Animal and Wildlife programs to actively preserve biodiversity and protect species from threats like habitat loss and poaching. Gain hands-on experience working closely with professionals, understanding the daily tasks involved in wildlife care.

Your contribution extends beyond animals, fostering environmental education by raising awareness about conservation and sustainable practices. Support ecosystem health by participating in initiatives that protect keystone species and promote ecological harmony.

Participate in research-based programs like the Wild Elephant initiative in Sri Lanka or the Big 5 Wildlife project in South Africa. For those seeking hands-on involvement, join our Wildlife Sanctuary projects in South Africa or Thailand.

Animal lovers can contribute to domesticated animals’ well-being in our Animal Care programs in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Costa Rica, and Peru. Offer companionship to dogs and cats, aid shelters in finding permanent homes, and support with feeding, walking, and cleaning enclosures. Veterinary students can gain practical experience in our Dog Veterinary programs in Sri Lanka, Peru, or Nepal.

Dental Volunteering Programs


Dental Volunteer in Nepal

Passionate about dentistry? Explore our volunteer programs in India and Nepal, where you can make a meaningful impact while refining your skills. Dental students, under the guidance of the dentist and staff, will perform tasks like assisting at the front desk, sanitizing dental tools, and inputting data during examinations. Their activities are closely supervised to ensure effective support.

In India, collaborate with seasoned professionals to witness and address diverse oral health challenges faced by local communities. Our program in Nepal, offers  a unique dentistry volunteer opportunity amidst breathtaking landscapes and warm hospitality. Work under the guidance of leading dental professionals to contribute to addressing oral health disparities in underserved communities.

Medical Volunteer Abroad


Medical Volunteering Abroad

Embark on a transformative medical journey with our tailored programs designed for medical, pre-med, dental, and nursing students. Under the mentorship of seasoned practitioners, elevate your expertise through hands-on experiences, seamlessly aligned with your educational qualifications.

We offer medical volunteer programs in several countries. Each location offers unique opportunities to learn and excel at the craft while forming lifelong personal and professional networks. Choose from Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Cambodia, Philippines, Costa Rica, or Peru.

Marine Conservation Volunteer Programs


Marine Conservation project in Maldives

Embark on a marine conservation adventure in both Costa Rica and the Maldives through our Sea Turtle and Marine Conservation volunteer programs. Join us in safeguarding marine ecosystems, from coral reefs to endangered turtles, while gaining hands-on experience under the guidance of marine experts.

In Costa Rica, work alongside skilled biologists to safeguard nesting sites, witness the magic of turtle hatchlings, and contribute to the care of injured turtles.

For an equally mesmerizing experience, participate in our program in the Maldives, where you’ll team up with trained biologists to protect nesting sites, ensuring the well-being of these incredible marine creatures.

Volunteer Teaching Abroad


English Teaching volunteer Programs

Embark on a life-changing journey by joining our impactful teaching programs. We offer English teaching programs at all our volunteering locations. Immerse yourself in local communities across our global network, working in primary schools, after-school centers, or community centers. Equip underprivileged children with the tools they need to thrive by teaching English and other essential subjects like basic computer literacy.

With a balanced schedule of 3-4 hours daily on weekdays, you’ll have ample time for personal exploration while making a real difference in the lives of children. Be a catalyst for positive change and become part of our global community of changemakers.

Volunteer Programs in Asia


Volunteers in Cambodia Asia

Explore the diverse landscapes and vibrant cultures of India, Nepal, the Maldives, Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka through our impactful volunteer programs.

In India, volunteers play a crucial role in addressing local needs, whether in healthcare, education, or wildlife conservation.

Nestled in the Himalayas, Nepal offers picturesque settings for volunteers engaged in healthcare, education, and community development initiatives.

In the Maldives and Sri Lanka, volunteers contribute to marine conservation and wildlife initiatives in two distinct yet equally captivating settings.

Meanwhile, in Sri Lanka, immerse yourself in lush greenery and diverse wildlife, participating in projects ranging from wildlife conservation to community engagement and educational initiatives.

Venturing through various regions in Thailand, our projects are concentrated in the Surin province. Immerse yourself in our core volunteer opportunities in Thailand, spanning the impactful Elephant Conservation program to immersive Medical Internships.

Our programs in the Philippines and Cambodia range from Nursing, Medical electives to English teaching and working with local NGOs on various initiatives.

Volunteer Programs in South America


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Peru beckons volunteers to the historic city of Cusco, nestled in the Peruvian Andes and once the heart of the Inca Empire. Engage in impactful projects, from Teaching and Child Care Programs to Medical and Nursing Electives, Dog Shelter and Veterinary Programs, and internships for those seeking longer-term commitments.

Costa Rica, a nature lover’s paradise, welcomes volunteers to experience its unparalleled biodiversity and vibrant culture. Engage in community development projects like Education, Women’s Empowerment, and Healthcare or Medicine in San Ramon de Alajuela and neighboring towns. Alternatively, participate in wildlife conservation initiatives such as Sea Turtle Conservation and Environment-based programs along the Pacific coast and Fortuna Area. Our volunteering programs in Costa Rica are suitable for all age groups and are open year-round.

Volunteer Programs in South Africa



Explore the allure of our Volunteer Abroad Programs in South Africa, where an array of engaging opportunities awaits. From teaching English, sports coaching, and medical electives to immersive experiences in animal and wildlife conservation, such as the renowned Big 5 animal conservation program, there’s a diverse set of volunteering options to choose from. What sets our programs apart is not just the volunteering aspect but the freedom to indulge in a myriad of activities. Embark on captivating safaris, absorb the vibrant energy of cities, or ride the waves along the pristine coastline.

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